The Land Rover Freelander has been around for what seems like an eternity but our spies have managed to snap new photos of its replacement.

Rumored to become part of the Discovery family, the prototype has an evolutionary design that borrows a number of cues from the Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The details are hard to make out but we can see sweptback headlights, an upward sweeping shoulder line and a sloping roofline. The crossover also has a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

Land Rover hasn't said much about the crossover but it is expected to ride on an extended version of the LR-MS platform that underpins the Evoque. Reports have also indicated the model could use aluminum and composite body panels to reduce weight.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the crossover is slated to use a new range of four-cylinder petrols and diesels that offer improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The Freelander replacement could be introduced sometime later this year, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

Gallery: Land Rover Freelander replacement spied with Range Rover styling cues

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